The first years of your child’s life are
special because great developmental strides are made as your child
moves toward independence.
Progress is continually evident in your child's emotional growth,
social skills, verbal communication, intellectual awareness, and
Creative Beginnings Pre-School Academy's program has been
designed to nurture the full range of these developing skills and
interests in a small group setting.
focuses on three important developmental learning areas:
socio-emotional, cognitive and physical development. Through
attention to these areas, an integrated and effective developmental
approach to learning is achieved.
children gain independence and self-control by learning to trust
others and by learning the appropriate ways to take initiative while
respecting others. Children are also encouraged to make decisions,
use reasoning skills, practice listening, explore their environment
and express, understand and handle their feelings. They are also
guided to expand their attention by choosing to persevere at
specific tasks for extended times.
focuses on helping young children enhance self-esteem, exhibit
positive attitudes and demonstrate pro-social behavior. This is
achieved by encouraging children to help each other, giving them
words they can use to express how they feel and encouraging
cooperation instead of competition.
Children learn by
doing. They learn simple concepts, then build on them to tackle
bigger and more complex tasks and ideas. By using their senses,
infants and toddlers discover that objects have weight, volume,
color and texture. Preschoolers and kindergartners learn by
interacting with materials and with other people.
Language development is an important cognitive
skill. As infants learn that sounds have meaning, they begin to
practice cooing and babbling and producing their own sounds. This
leads to being able to understand and respond to words and they
begin to name objects. As they grow, toddlers expand their
vocabulary by listening to family members, teachers and other
children. Preschoolers use words as symbols for people, things,
movements, feelings and ideas. They also develop the ability to talk
about their observations as they explore the world. This is the
beginning of emerging literacy.
At this stage of their early childhood
development, young children learn to group and classify things. This
includes descriptive classifications like size, color and shape. The
ability to classify is a critical thinking skill that allows
children to make sense of their experiences and the world around
them. Through the development of language and the ability to think
in terms of classes, numbers and relationships, children acquire the
foundation for such abstract skills as reading, writing and
focuses on helping young children acquire learning and problem
solving skills, expand logical thinking skills, acquire concepts
leading to a fuller understanding of the immediate world,
participate in make-believe play, expand verbal communications
skills, and develop beginning reading and writing skills. Ways to
facilitate these learning processes include calling attention to
sensory experiences during the course of the day, comments on a
child's ideas, or providing basins of water so that children can see
what sinks and what floats.
Gross motor development includes
activities like throwing, catching, skipping, climbing and
environment provides a safe
space, equipment and plenty of time for children to practice new
skills. Mastering gross motor skills leads to the ability to gain
fine muscle control and coordination.
Fine motor skills are refined through activities
like building block towers, stringing beads, drawing circles and
placing pegs in holes.
When children string beads, learn to zip, or line
up shells, they are refining their eye-hand coordination, their
small muscle skills and their sense of direction. Developing these
skills lays the foundation for cognitive abilities needed for
reading, writing and math.
Beginnings focuses on
helping young children enhance their gross and fine motor skills and
use all senses in learning. This can be achieved by scheduling time
for active play every day, and using a variety of materials and
equipment that require children to use their new motor skills.
By focusing on children's socio-emotional, cognitive and physical
Beginnings promotes an
effective developmental approach to learning.
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race, color, religious belief, or national origin, be excluded from
participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to
discrimination under any
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